Unid. Soundie "Sweet Sue" (Juvenile Jubilee)
All woman orchestra.
00:03:02:21 - 00:06:11:05 B/W Sound 1940s
Elegant ballroom set. Women in matching skirts dance in unison. Men
in suits enter room, sing together to women. "Sweet Sue (Just You)"
Female bandleader conducts all-female swing jazz band w/
violinists, saxophonists, baby grand piano. Line of five men in
front of curtain sing to crying woman to dry her eyes- she cheers
up. Female dancers kick on platform & dance happily during
instrumental section. Men join them for vocal refrain. Woman sings
in front of dancing couples.
January 31, 2016
"Guys taking snot rag - Take 2!"
This is a very interesting piece. The song is pretty standard (actually, it's a fairly fun song) and the soundie is fun as usual, with lots of dancing girls in short skirts, some rather curious male dancers (why ARE they holding out their hand? for her snot rag?) and a pretty good, but unspectacular singer. But what makes this sooundie REALLY interesting is the beginning. The song appears to start in the middle, and then somewhat ends curiously in a fade out, then it starts up again. We then see the whole song.. But hold on! Comparing the two "end" scenes, we can clearly see that these two ends are different, so was the beginning an outtake? We'll never know, and that's what makes this soundie a cut above the rest.